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The Changing Face of Science Fiction

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Some of the brightest minds in the science fiction industry talk about how they perceived this ever evolving juggernaut, how the science fiction industry had changed since they first found their way into it, and where the industry was headed. What follows is their amazing insight.

Addicted to Science Fiction

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Award winning authors discuss how they discovered science fiction.

Con Report: CAPCLAVE 2013!!!

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While I’ve been reading SF for ages, I haven’t participated much in the fandom aspects of the genre. I’ve only been to one other convention and I only made it for a single afternoon. Needless to say, three days seemed like a marathon.

The Club House November 1, 2013

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It is high time that this passing generation reach out, find the next generation, and mentor them…bring them into fandom!

News – Silverberg Heart Attack

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According to a tweet received just a short while ago, award winning author Robert Silverberg had a heart attack yesterday while in London.  He...

LoneStarCon 3 Photos

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With my schedule pressing in on me from all sides, I decided this was a good time to share some more photos from the 71st Worldcon. LoneStarCon 3 was filled with amazing fans and dazzling stars. All photos were taken by Shawn McConnell. Hope you enjoy these LoneStarCon 3 photos.

Interview with SFWA Grand Master Robert Silverberg

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Today we are joined by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master Robert Silverberg. Mr. Silverberg writes speculative fiction that travels where he wants it to go, pushing aside the traditional limitations with which many writers confine themselves. He has written countless novels and works of short fiction, and his list of non-fiction books is staggering. Mr. Silverberg has been so prolific that his total word count rivals the quantity of stars in the galaxy.

AMAZING News 10/06/13

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The latest in genre happenings

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 2 edited by Alex Shvartsman

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If done well, an anthology is like a box of chocolates filled with a variety of delectable confections. Granted, there are bound to be a few flavors you are not partial to, but on the whole, the selection is delightful. When not done so well, you end up with something a little more like Monty Python’s Whizzo Chocolates, getting a mouthful of Crunchy Frog or Cockroach Cluster....

Book Review: Beyond the Sun

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In this anthology, there are no boring writers.

When Science Fiction IS Science Fiction

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It is a profound mistake to interpret the genre of science fiction literally

Walking the River at LoneStarCon 3

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LoneStarCon 3 promises to be one of the truly landmark events in the history of science fiction. Something so magnificent owes a great debt to San Antonio Fandom

Fan Fotos

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Fotos of Worldcons Past. A photo gallery by Fred A. Levy Haskell of Saint Louiscon, the 27th Worldcon.
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Hugo by the Numbers Part 2

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Let this serve as your reminder that final ballots for the 2013 Hugo Awards are due today. (07/31/13) With that in mind, I bring...

Sword & Planet

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Discussions of what is and what is not Sword & Sorcery can be a thorny proposition. On the one hand S&S is largely no...

Born with the Dead: 99 cents Today Only

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Born With the Dead was nominated for every major science fiction award when it was originally published in 1974, winning the Nebula and Locus awards. Robert...

JACK VANCE: VISIONS OF A DYING EARTH

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After the last few S&S works of the early 1940s, such as "Dragon Moon" by Henry Kuttner and the short-lived Unknown, Sword & Sorcery...

What is the Optimal Human Population? Lessons From the Novels of...

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Are there too many people on the planet? Science fiction bears much of the responsibility for spreading this meme, which can be unpleasantly tinged with racism. But now and again a great science fiction author develops a more inspiring and pro-human approach to the population question.